The Cigar Aficionado magazine just published the list of winners in the Best cigar of the Year contest. The big winner this year is the awesome Aging Room Quatro F55. According to the Cigar Aficionado the Aging Room cigar is: “balanced, sophisticated cigar that displays rich notes of roasted coffee bean and sweet cedar. It’s a lovely smoke that impressed our tasting panel time and time again."
Rafael Nodal, President of Boutique Blends Cigars Co. owner of the Aging Room brand named these cigars in a tribute to his love for classic music. Indeed, each one of the cigars of Boutique Blends is a rhapsody of pleasures.
The Best cigar of the Year sampler includes the rest of the top rated cigars for this year: Davidoff Nicaragua, Flor de Las Antillas Toro , Arturo Fuente Don Carlos and Alec Bradley Prensado.
Aging Room Quattro F55 Maestro (6 x 52) Aging Room Quattro F55 cigars are box pressed small-batch cigars sporting an obscure Sumatra wrapper aged nine years. This vitola is the smaller of the Quattro collection. Expect full-bodied robust flavors orchestrated by this particular wrapper. Here is a rich and meaty smoke with earthy notes, some pepper, cream and a sweet caramel finish worthy of an ovation.
Davidoff Nicaragua Toro (5 x 50) This unique cigar has a bittersweet quality in terms of flavor profile, though not as wild as most Nicaraguan Puros typically are. 10 years in the making gave the tobaccos time to tame, calm down on intensity and become more refined. These tastes will take you on an exotic spicy peppery adventure with an earthy rich aroma.
Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto (5 x 50) World Number One cigar for 2011, the Prensado from Alec Bradley was built around a new wrapper, the Corojo dos mil, seis (Corojo 2006). The wrapper was grown in late 2006 on the farm in Trojes Honduras and was in fermentation and aging through mid 2008. The Corojo 2006 possesses an abundance of strength and natural sweetness as well as adding a tremendous amount of complexity to the blend. In addition, the cigar has a beautiful reddish brown "cubanesque" look and feel. Prensado is Alec Bradley’s first traditional pressed line of cigars and the most full bodied blend to date.
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto (5 1/4 x 50) Arturo Fuente Don Carlos is named for the brand creator, Don Carlos Fuente Sr., this medium bodied cigar features a blend of rich, vintage Dominican tobaccos selected by Carlos Fuente, Sr. The Cameroon wrapper used on the Don Carlos cigars is considered by many to be one of the finest in the world. With Cigar Aficionado ratings consistently in the 90s and reasonable pricing, Arturo Fuente cigars keep selling like hot cakes. Arturo Fuente Don Carlos cigars are one of the best deals in the cigar smoking world.
Flor De Las Antillas Toro (6 x 52) - The Best Cigar of the year 2012!! This box pressed treasure is Jose Garcia's premier sun grown offering. It is a delicious smoke right from the first puff, “with notes of nutmeg, white pepper and just enough strength without being overpowering. They are hard to put down. They are classics, 96 point smokes on our 100-point scale.
Aging Room Quattro F55 Maestro 6 x 52
Davidoff Nicaragua Toro 5 x 50
Alec Bradley Prensado Robusto 5 x 50
Arturo Fuente Don Carlos Robusto 5 1/4 x 50
Flor De Las Antillas Toro 6 x 52